1991 James Hardie 12 Hour

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1991 James Hardie 12 Hour
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The 1991 James Hardie 12 Hour was an endurance race for production cars. The event, the first ever Bathurst 12 Hour, was staged at the Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, on 31 March 1991. Of the 24 starters in this, the first 12 hour race to be staged at Mount Panorama, 20 were still running at the finish.

1986 and 1990 Bathurst 1000 winner Allan Grice became the first driver to win both the 1000 and the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Classes[edit]

Cars competed in the following classes:

  • Class A : Touring cars under 1600 cc
  • Class B : Touring cars 1601 - 2500 cc
  • Class C : Touring cars 2501 - 4000 cc
  • Class D : Touring cars over 4000 cc
  • Class S : Sports cars under 2200 cc
  • Class T : Turbocharged cars

Results[edit]

Entry sourced in part from:[1]

Position Drivers No. Car Entrant Class Laps
1 Peter Fitzgerald
Allan Grice
Nigel Arkell
2 Toyota Supra Turbo Fitzgerald Racing T 242
2 Kent Youlden
Ken Douglas
Brett Youlden
7 Ford KF Laser TX3 Turbo 4WD Ford Motor Company T 239
3 Warren Cullen
Glenn Cullen
Gary Cooke
19 Holden VN Commodore SS D 236
4 Peter Brock
Neil Crompton
Peter McKay
05 Holden VN Commodore S C 235
5 John Bourke
Bryan Thomson
15 Toyota Supra Turbo T 234
6 Colin Bond
John Smith
Bruce Stewart
8 Toyota MR2 Caltex CXT Racing S 233
7 Garry Rogers
Paul Fordham
10 Nissan 300ZX Garry Rogers Motorsport C 232
8 Roland Hill
Troy Nicholson
Gary McDonald
9 Holden VN Commodore SS D 227
9 George Fury
Rod Jones
Alf Grant
4 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 T 227
10 Geoff Forshaw
Mark Brame
Henry Draper
27 Suzuki Swift GTi A 226
Other starters included the following
 ? Neal Bates
Rick Bates
Geoff Morgan
12 Toyota Celica B 215
 ? Vincent
Todd Wanless
Rod Dawson
17 Ford EA Falcon S C
 ? Tony Farrell
Andrew Newton
3 Honda CRX S
 ? Robin Bennett
David Borg
Andrew Solness
18 Toyota Corolla SX A
 ? Peter Whitaker
Calvin Gardiner
Geoff Full
29 Suzuki Swift GTi A
 ? Phil Alexander
Keith McCulloch
Warren Rush
35 Suzuki Swift GTi A
 ? Vorst
Kevin Burton
Johnston
28 Suzuki Swift GTi A
 ? David Ratcliff
Garry Willmington
Tom Watkinson
11 Toyota Corolla SX A
 ? Damon Beck
Colin Osborne
Aaron McGill
32 Suzuki Swift GTi A
 ? Peter McLeod
Glenn Clark
Barry Jones
16 Citroën BX16 B
DNF Holden VN Commodore S C
DNF John Giddings
Wayne Park
Graham Neilsen
22 Holden VN Commodore S C
DNF Mal Rose
Paul Flottman
44 Holden VN Commodore S C

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  • Australian Motor Racing Year, 1991/1992
  • Sydney Morning Herald, 1 April 1991